Comment on FCC Proposal  Restoring Internet Freedom

Commentary

Comment on FCC Proposal Restoring Internet Freedom

Ensuring that the Internet remains a place of freedom.

Introduction

For more than a decade, Reason Foundation has undertaken extensive work on the issue of Internet freedom and the regulation of broadband.2 Consistent with the findings of the FCC in its Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM, this work finds that regulation of broadband under Title II of the Federal Communications Act would undermine innovation and investment in broadband provision, to the detriment of consumers and the economy.

This comment utilizes Reason Foundation’s work and that of others to address both the broad question of whether public utility regulation of the Internet is in the public interest and to answer specific questions raised by the FCC in its Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM.

Julian Morris is vice president of research at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.